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#10053 of 10356 Re: Past Fill-Ups [gagrice]
Feb 04, 2013 (4:59 pm)
You pretty much proved my point - you mentioned VW/Audi - German companies at the core. People's impressions of D3 are that they cannot make a very good / reliable diesel unless it is for trucks. With the reality being SUVs for the most part are looked at as "cars" they feel the passenger-car diesels are not up to par.
Plus you have to remember the passenger-car diesels of Audi/VW, MB and the rest have been here for a very long time and constantly improving; domestics not so much when they were available.
Not using this as an excuse b/c you are right, we should have had diesels in passenger-car line-ups for years
I have not seen any of the EcoDiesels on dealer lots or being delivered - I can try to check once back in the office. Unfortunately with EPA / CARB approvals it doesn't mean they get approved today and sold tomorrow. Also if something changes that has to do with drivetrain or is planned for other vehicle platforms it would need to be certified for those as well. Honestly the Chrysler side will most likely concentrate more on Dart and the new offerings coming through. Fiat side is Alfa Romeo, Maserati and the EU market.
#10054 of 10356 Re: Past Fill-Ups [steve_]
Feb 04, 2013 (5:02 pm)
In IA (along I-80) it's running in the $3.60 range with diesel in the $3.94 range. When I left IL it was still in the $3.80 ~ $3.90 range.
#10055 of 10356 Re: Past Fill-Ups [jae5]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 04, 2013 (5:46 pm)
Got Iowa beat at least.
We jumped a dime (and more) to $3.74 today.
Feb 04, 2013 (8:47 pm)
during the day and they all seem to have picked $3.69 for the new price.
Amazing how they all pick the same number.
#10057 of 10356 Re: Past Fill-Ups [gagrice]
Feb 06, 2013 (4:35 am)
The diesel is still on track for late 1st-qtr release so I'd say late-March, early-April delivery dates for the dealership at the earliest.
That yahoo-autos article left out quite a bit of info though.
#10058 of 10356 Re: Past Fill-Ups [steve_]
Feb 06, 2013 (4:40 am)
We're on course for $4 by March it seems. Looking over my charts we're running 30 cents higher this year than last, despite having more gasoline stockpiles.
Last year we hit +$4.38 late March, highest price I paid all year.
#10059 of 10356 Re: Past Fill-Ups [jae5]
Feb 06, 2013 (5:43 am)
Our Costco in San Diego was at $4.26 my two fill-ups in March 2012. Same station same date in 2011 the price was $3.86. If it follows the same pattern I would expect $4.50 gas by the middle of March. Some are already selling RUG up to $4.79. Higher than the most expensive diesel. On average now diesel is only a dime more than RUG and less than Premium across the board.
#10060 of 10356 Re: Past Fill-Ups [jae5]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 06, 2013 (5:45 am)
Wow, I've blocked all those memories out. Have to drive to Chicago in April, better start saving my pennies now.
Actually driving today but I bet the stations up the road are going to be the same as here. Still holding at $3.74.
#10061 of 10356 Up Phour Cents in Philly!
Feb 06, 2013 (5:53 am)
RUG is up to $3.63 this morning from $3.59 yesterday at the Sunoco on Longshore and Rising Sun in NE Philly!
Feb 06, 2013 (5:01 pm)
Gas up the road was only a penny cheaper (so really, it's more since I didn't see a station that would take my grocery coupons). Decided to wait it out, even though I got home on empty, but the low fuel light hasn't come on yet.
Gas here did go down a couple of cents to $3.72.
Diesel is running $4.22.